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When the cheese stakes are high

Published December 19, 2022 Amy C. Cosper |

A sordid tale of succession


Things to leave your kids besides money

Published December 7, 2022 Charlie Carr | Departments

Twenty or so years ago, a former colleague wrote a paper describing 10 things to leave your kids. It was very successful in that it prodded me to think about it off and on for several years  – ...



Published November 29, 2022 |

Along the technology journey toward automotive automation and self-driving cars, experts frequently talk about five levels of automation, ranging from no driving automation whatsoever (Level 1) to ful...


Opinion: Leading without saying a word

Published October 31, 2022 Kevin Hancock |

The CEO of Hancock Lumber shares his views on leadership


Reflections On Leadership and Legacy

Published October 31, 2022 Matt Villano |

There's business, and then there's family business.


Why innovation is key to your family business

Published October 31, 2022 Michael Dierberg |

Transformation is a fourth-generation family-owned bank 


Diverse perspectives on leadership

Published October 31, 2022 As told to Patricia Olsen |

Lisa Ingram, President and CEO of White Castle, shares her thoughts on what it takes to lead


Leadership lessons from Yellowstone's Dutton Family

Published October 31, 2022 Bill Rock |

After amassing a staggering 10 million viewers in its Season 4 finale, Paramount’s Yellowstone is about to start its much-anticipated fifth season. Yellowstone centers on the Dutton family, the...


Conflict in the boardroom

Published October 25, 2022 Chris Yount |

Minimize the toxicity


Blended Families

Published October 25, 2022 Amy Hart Clyne |

Second wives can bring balance to the family and the business


Family Business CEOs to Watch 2022

Published October 24, 2022 | Feature Article

Amid myriad challenges, these business leaders have excelled at steering the ship.


Communicating to Your Children About Family Wealth

Published October 20, 2022 Kirby Rosplock, PhD. |

If families don’t talk about the origins of their wealth – and what it means – to their next generation, a golden opportunity to right-size expectations is missed. Communicating to your children...


7 Keys to Leadership Excellence in the Family Business

Published October 19, 2022 Beth Braverman |

In a family business, the challenges are intense


Separating family governance from business governance

Published October 18, 2022 Charlie Carr |

Pay attention to the unique needs of both


Patagonia's Promise

Published October 12, 2022 Amy C. Cosper |

Truth be told, there were no good options available, so we made our own.” — Yvon Chouinard


Walking the Tightrope of the Family Business Transition

Published October 12, 2022 Agatha Johnson |

Family enterprise transitions can feel a lot like walking a tightrope. The future is unknown and scary. There is so much at stake. What will you do after you leave? Will the family business survive? W...


Shaking up your board

Published October 6, 2022 Meghan Juday |

When adding diversity to your board, don't expect new directors to fall into old rhythms



A commitment to community

Published September 28, 2022 Margaret Steen |

The evolution of community engagement in family business in unique in the business world


The power of community in family business

Published September 14, 2022 Amy C. Cosper | Feature Article

A thousand strands connnect us